The Ministry of Lisa Copen

Lisa Copen, Founder of Rest Ministries which serves the chronically ill, shares about mothering, illness, ministry and more.

“You Must Be Feeling Better” Uh… No… » __signature-blog10


  Mary Phipps wrote @

I so understand the “you must be feeling better” comments – both sides. I know my friends, family, and church family all want me to just “poof!” BE BETTER! Oh, if it were just that simple. Since my husband is a Pastor, I push myself every Sunday to put on the make up, clothes, and smile and walk toward our greeters team. They are usually beaming, so glad to see me, and therefore – know that I am “better.” They ask me every week, “how are you?” My typical response, “I’m here.” They seem so happy with that answer, and I’m thinking “whooptido for me”. I understand their lack of ability to know what to say or ask though – and I know they pray for me.

I have just been through – and am still going through, a very “tough spot,” as my rheumotologist put it. It has been discovered that I have a “significant Vitamin D deficiency” and am now on a treatment for that. I have to take 1 capsule a week for 12 weeks – and I took the first one last Thursday. 2 days later – I was already being asked if I was better! I really want to scream, but might as well just laugh I guess. Don’t know what else to do or say. Yesterday my own mother asked me over the phone, “are you ever going to get out of bed?” So helpful. My heart hurts. Let’s just say to each other, I’m so glad you are in my life…no matter what!

  Jake “Cindy” wrote @

I don’t think honest is boring at all. I feel so much better knowing I am not alone in feeling that frustration. I have started saying what my dad was known as saying, “I’m in pretty good shape for the shape I’m in.”

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